When I teach people to connect with their intuition, one of the most common questions I am asked is how they can tell intuition from fear. People think that intuition is about predicting the future, like a psychic thing. It can be and it can be used as a warning, so that aspect of it is important to listen to but it isn’t the same as fear that creates chronic anxiety.
Intuitive “fear” is more like that nagging voice that tells you to end a relationship with a person who is dragging you down or treating you badly. It is the feeling at the pit of your stomach or that tightens your chest when you encounter someone on the street who you feel the need to get away from or who you feel you do not want near your child. Traditional fear and anxiety, like the type I often hear about are things like general underlying fears of never getting better if you are sick, of something happening to people you love, of getting cancer or other illness, of being afraid to try something or to fail.
Connecting to intuition usually makes you feel more secure, calmer and protected. Fear does the opposite. The most important thing is that you work on connecting to your intuition and that you spend time with yourself, allowing your thoughts and feelings to come forward, even if they are difficult. Pushing your feelings down interferes with connection to intuition because eventually you block out everything. Journaling is one of my favorite ways to connect because it makes you stop what you are doing and gets your body involved but there are many other ways including being in nature, meditation and even quiet time during exercise. No matter how you choose to connect, I can guarantee that your intuition will lead you to health, your authentic self and your true path, if you let it. xo